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Steel Strong-Wall® Shearwalls: Balloon Framing on Concrete Foundations

Simpson Strong-Tie® offers a complete stacked-wall solution for balloon-framing applications. The Steel Strong-Wall® option for heights up to 20' combines simplified installation with superior performance.

  • Some of the highest loads in the industry.
  • Same anchor bolt template as single story installation.
  • Complete kit available to simplify the connection between the walls.

See Installation Information.

020a-2014-1
Stacked-Wall Solution For Balloon Framing

U.S. Patent 8,281,551; 8,689,518
Canadian Patent 2,489,845

Stacked-Wall Product Data – Bottom Walls:

Model No. W (in.) H (in.) T (in.) Anchor Bolts
Qty. Dia. (in.)
SSW15x8-STK 15 93 1/4 3 1/2 2 1
SSW15x10-STK 15 117 1/4 3 1/2 2 1
SSW18x8-STK 18 93 1/4 3 1/2 2 1
SSW18x10-STK 18 117 1/4 3 1/2 2 1
SSW21x8-STK 21 93 1/4 3 1/2 2 1
SSW21x10-STK 21 117 1/4 3 1/2 2 1
SSW24x8-STK 24 93 1/4 3 1/2 2 1
SSW24x10-STK 24 117 1/4 3 1/2 2 1
  1. Specific wall combinations provided. See load table. Contact Simpson Strong-Tie for additional wall combinations.
  2. See Standard Application on Concrete Foundations for product data on top walls.

Product Information

Material

Vertical Panel - 10 gauge

Finish

Vertical Panel - Galvanized; Top and Base Plates - Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint

Naming Legend

Top Wall

020a-2014

Bottom Wall

020b-2014

Suggested Example Specification: SSW18x8 over SSW18x10-STK

Wall Profiles

Pre-attached wood studs are 2x4 for walls 7' - 10' tall, and 2x6 for walls 11' - 13' tall.

010c-SSW12-2014
SSW12
010d-SSW15-2014

SSW15

010e-SSW15_2-2014

SSW15

010f-SSW18-2014
SSW18
010g-SSW18_2-2014
SSW18
010h-SSW21-2014
SSW21
010i-SSW21_2-2014
SSW21
010j-SSW24-2014
SSW24
010k-SSW24_2-2014
SSW24

Load Tables

Allowable Shear & Drift Values

Anchor Tension Equations

Code Reports

ICC-ES ESR-1679

City of L.A. RR 25625

State of Florida FL5113

Catalog Page

C-L-SW14 (Strong-Wall Shearwalls), page 20-22

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